Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

MPN: 9544B001  |  EAN: 0013803244281  |  Model: PowerShot SX520 HS

Price Information

$229.99

as at 25 Sep 19 | 12:43 AM CET

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Choosist's Ratings

Canon PowerShot SX520 HS - 9544B001 Performance, Usage and Feature Ratings
Use Rating
Bridge Camera
Just Right
Basic Skill Level (Video)
Just Right
Basic Skill Level (Photo)
Very Good
Intermediate Skill Level (Video)
Very Good
Events Photography
Just Right
Underwater Photography
Just Right
Travel
Outstanding
Landscape Photography
Just Right
Event Videos
Just Right
Home Videos
Just Right
Vlogging
Just Right
Everyday Life Photography
Just Right
Slow Motion Videos
Just Right
Professional Looks
Just Right
Regular Looks
Just Right
Camera Body with Lens
Just Right
Bluetooth Connectivity
Just Right

Kind of Camera

Looking for the best of both worlds? Then the Bridge Camera is a great option because it packs the flexibility and manual control of a DSLR into the smaller form factor of a compact camera.

Photography Skillset

Point and shoot - If you're not quite the expert yet or you're just getting started in the world of photography, the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS will satisfy your needs.

Video skill level

Casual videos - If the technicalities involved in altering video settings are not a priority, then this Canon device is a very good option!

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Other Video needs

Slow motion recordings add an extra dimension of fun and entertainment. This camera comes with an in-built setting that enables this mode.

Video Scenarios

Recording every moment of the day's events is precious and this device certainly delivers. While the camera is rolling it has a handy Image stabilization feature built-in.

Its always great to capture moments of delight at home or while spending time with family and friends on an outing. For this, the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is a great companion to have.

Self made video content - Whether its in a specialist niche or broad subject area, video content is king (or queen) these days. With an image sensor size of 6.17 x 4.55 mm (mm), this camera can deliver really good image quality in your videos. 

Photo Scenarios

If you're looking to simply use your camera to point-and-shoot everyday moments with an item or person as the subject matter, then the PowerShot SX520 HS is an easy recommendation for this.

Its important to ensure the celebrant (or special guests) are in clear view in every photo taken. Keeping them in focus while they're moving about is one of the great features that comes with the PowerShot SX520 HS.

Whether its for living or non-living things, using the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS for aquatic photos is a treat.

Whether on holiday or exploring new places, this camera from Canon is a great choice. Taking photos of what's around you - near and far - with the PowerShot SX520 HS is a breeze.

To capture mother nature in her full beauty requires a good eye and a camera that can adequately handle landscape scenarios. This model from Canon is good fit as it's got the ability to focus on multiple parts of your picture frame.

Style

Boasting clean lines and premium looks, the PowerShot SX520 HS showcases your refined taste in mobile cameras. Guaranteed to make your friends green with envy.

When you're more concerned about what your camera does than how it looks, the PowerShot SX520 HS is a safe bet.

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Technical Specifications

Canon PowerShot SX520 HS - 9544B001 Technical Specifications
Specification Description
Design
Camera Type Bridge
Operating Temperature (T-T) 0 - 40 °F
Product Colour Black
Camera
Aperture Priority AE Yes
Aperture Range (F-F) 3.4-6.0
Camera File System DPOF 1.1, Exif 2.3
Image Formats Supported JPEG
Languages Support Multi
Orientation Sensor Yes
Photo Effects 1
Playback Zoom (max) 10 x
Self-timer Delay 2, 10 s
Shooting Modes M, Av, Tv, P, Live View Control, Hybrid Auto, Auto, Creative Shot, SCN*1, Creative Filters*2, Movie*3
White Balance Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
Flash
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Exposure Correction ±2EV (1/3 EV step)
Flash Exposure Lock Yes
Flash Modes Auto, Flash off, Flash on, Manual, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash Range (tele) 1.3 - 3 m
Flash Range (wide) 0.5 - 5.5 m
Focusing
Auto Focus Yes
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam Yes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock Yes
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes Face detection, Servo Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus, Tracking Auto Focus
Face Detection Yes
Focus TTL
Focus Adjustment Auto, Manual
Macro Focusing Range 0 - 50 m
Manual Focus Yes
Light Exposure
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock Yes
ISO Sensitivity 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, Auto
ISO Sensitivity (max) 3200
ISO Sensitivity (min) 100
Light Exposure Correction ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Modes Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE
Light Metering Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Spot
Manual Exposure Yes
Shutter
Camera Shutter Speed 15 - 1/2000 s
Continuous Shooting Mode Yes
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed 1/2000 s
Shutter Priority AE Yes
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed 15 s
Video
Analog Signal Format System NTSC, PAL
Camcorder Media Type SD, SDHC, SDXC
Full HD Yes
HD Type Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Motion JPEG Frame Rate 30 fps
Resolution At Capture Speed [email protected]
Slow-Mo Capable 1
Supported Aspect Ratios 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Video Formats Supported AVC, H.264, MOV, MPEG4
Video Recording Yes
Video Resolutions 640 x 480, 1280 x 720, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Audio
Audio Formats Supported LPCM
Built-in Microphone Yes
Microphone Operation Mode Stereo
Lens System
Combined Zoom 168 x
Digital Zoom 4 x
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent) 24 - 1008 mm
Focal Length Range (f-f) 4.3 - 180.6 mm
Lens Structure (elements/groups) 13/10
Maximum Aperture Number 6
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 1008 mm
Minimum Aperture Number 3.4
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 24 mm
Optical Zoom 42 x
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards SD, SDHC, SDXC
Display
Built-in Display Yes
Display TFT
Display Diagonal 3
Display Resolution (numeric) 461000 pixels
Field Of View 100 %
Sensor
Image Sensor Size 1/2.3
Image Sensor Size (W X H) 6.17 x 4.55 mm
Megapixel 16 MP
Sensor Type CMOS
Total Megapixels 16.8 MP
Technical Details
Image Processor DIGIC 4+
Other Features
PictBridge Yes
Stabilizer Yes
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI (Mini) Ports Quantity 1
HDMI Connector Type C
HDMI Ports Quantity Yes
USB 2.0 Connectors 1
USB Version 2.0
Battery
Battery Life (CIPA Standard) 210 shots
Battery Technology Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type NB-6LH
Number Of Batteries Supported 1
Power Source Type Battery, USB
Packaging Content
Batteries Included Yes
Bundled Software ImageBrowser EX, CameraWindow, PhotoStitch
Weight & Dimensions
Depth 91.9 mm
Height 81.7 mm
Weight 417 g
Weight (including Battery) 441 g
Width 120 mm
System Requirements
Mac Operating Systems Supported Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Windows Operating Systems Supported Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows
Picture Quality
Maximum Image Resolution 4608 x 3456 pixels
Still Image Resolution(s) 3264 x 2448, 2048 x 1536, 640 x 480, 4608 x 2592, 3264 x 1832, 1920 x 1080, 640 x 360, 4608 x 3072, 3264 x 2176, 2048 x 1368, 640 x 424, 3456 x 3456, 2448 x 2448, 1536 x 1536, 480 x 480
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H) 10 - 90 %